Supermarket Stakeout on Food Network
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About Supermarket Stakeout
The competition consists of three rounds and is adjudicated by a panel of two judges. It takes place in a supermarket parking lot, with separate stations for each chef to prepare and cook food. They are each given $500 at the outset, which they must use to buy groceries from customers as they depart the market. A limited stock of additional ingredients is available for the chefs' use.
In each round, Guarnaschelli assigns a general type of dish for the chefs to create. They have 45 minutes to buy ingredients and prepare, cook, and plate three servings (one for each judge and a third "beauty plate"). The judges evaluate the dishes on taste, presentation, and how closely they adhere to the theme of the round. The chef whose dish is judged the least satisfactory is eliminated from the competition and must forfeit his/her remaining money. After the third round, the last remaining chef has his/her cash total increased to $10,000.
Each round features different restrictions on shopping. In the first round, chefs must buy groceries sight unseen, but may purchase from as many customers as they wish. In the second round, chefs may only buy one customer's groceries, but may look in the bags before making an offer. In the final round, chefs may only buy five items, but may inspect goods and buy from multiple customers. During the final minutes, they may enter the market and purchase one additional item of their choice, if they have the money and time to do so.
Season 1 available on Hulu Oct. 1
Last episode of Supermarket Stakeout on Food Network aired on June 16, 2020.